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Sometimes it's very useful for an administrator or a parent to limit the list of programs that have Internet access from your computer.
CyberSieve allows you to define the list of permitted programs that can have
access to the Internet or the list of restricted programs that must not have Internet access.
In fact, the combination of both options is possible as well.
To increase the reliability of this option, CyberSieve checks the program not only
by the name of its executable file, but uses the check sum as well, so the verification will occur even in the
case of renaming an exe file.
Perhaps you would like for some programs not to be checked when CyberSieve is enabled.
This application could be your FTP client, for example. You can enter these programs onto the list
"Trusted Programs List". But we recommend you to be careful adding them to the list, as they will not be
controlled and their protocol will not be recorded either.
Use the "Permitted Programs List" to define the list of permitted programs that can have access to the Internet
or use the "Blocked Programs List" to define the list of restricted programs that must not have Internet access.
If you want to set Internet access for some programs by particular rules, which are different from the common rules, then you should go to the Special Program List and define the rules there.
Programs from this list have their own Timetable (Special Internet Timetable) and Time Limits.
Settings made on the common Timetable (Common Internet Timetable) and Time Limits windows do not affect on the functionality of these programs.
To avoid starting of undesirable programs, you should use the Forbidden Programs List. Add to the list all known programs which are able to delete system services and processes. This feature is one of the means that prevent bypassing CyberSieve.
CyberSieve will terminate all programs from this list.
The programs from the Time Restricted Programs List will be terminated in accordance with the Time Restricted Programs Timetable and the Time Limits settings.
This way you can restrict usage of any program either by duration (Time Limits) or by the time of day (Timetable).
All programs in the Trusted, Blocked, Special, Permitted, Forbidden or Time Restricted lists affect only the group that was selected for adding or editing. In other words, these lists are group-dependent. To add a program affecting all user groups, select the "All Users" while adding or editing.
When you open any of these lists, you can see programs for the selected group of users only. Programs affecting all groups will be displayed at the end of the list. Mark the "Hide All Users" checkbox if you don't want to see programs affecting all groups.
Use "Add", "Edit" and "Delete" buttons located on the bottom of the window to edit the list.
Every time a program is filtered, the CyberSieve icon of the system tray near the clock changes its color
to red. You can see the whole list of blocked programs in the "Log Files" chapter.
Note for an administrator of the Network version:
When you add a program into the Trusted Programs List, a check sum verifies it. If you have different versions of the program on your server and client computers, the check sums will not match.
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